Boil order in effect in Village of Atkinson due to water main break

Village of Atkinson, Illinois officials say there's a water main break on Exchange and State St. and are asking people to avoid the area. (MGN)
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ATKINSON, Ill. (KWQC) - UPDATE 7/19: Village officials say they are still under a boil order until Saturday morning.

UPDATE 7/18 3 p.m. The Village of Atkinson is under a boil order until further notice due to a water main break.

City officials posted this message to Facebook, advising its residents on what to do during a boil order.

ORIGINAL: Village of Atkinson officials are asking the public to avoid the area of Exchange and State St. due to a water main break.

Officials tell TV6 the break is fairly large and that "things are gushing out of the break, things are flying."

They say the village will likely issue a boil order for the entire village.